22 Apr '16: ATC Weekly

 World Triathlon – Discovery Duathlon – Training Update
So this weekend is the Cape’s “Multisport Grand Finale” for the 2015-2016 season and we are looking forward to two days of excitement in our back yard.  On Saturday, 15 of our development runners will team up with riders from ATC, Embark and Songo.Info to contest the Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint Team events. 
Development Coach, Barry Goliath, will be doing his first Duathlon!  He will be joining riders from YEP Clan Cycling, who teamed up with ATC Development for this event in previous years but who are now back to try out the Duathlon as individuals!  YEP (Youth Empowerment Program) CLAN is based in Khayelitsha and their objective is to search for ways that could bring opportunities to empower young people from disadvantaged communities on the Cape Flats.
Entries for the Duathlon are still available at registration, today, from 12:00 till 19:00.  Entry fees are: Standard, R425; Sprint, R375; and Super-Sprint, R270.
On Sunday is the Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town, with age groupers racing in the morning and Elites in the afternoon.  Amongst the age groupers, a large contingent of Embark athletes will be lining up for their first Triathlon!  The Elite race is a Sprint distance so get ready for some exciting spectating.  Unfortunately Richard Murray will miss out on the race as he is recovering from a broken collar bone and wrist, after crashing out of the WTS Gold Coast race earlier this month.  Richard will be around on the weekend though, as he will be helping out with the kids events.  Richard will no doubt join us in watching the other local and international Pro Triathletes and gauging their form ahead of the Olympics taking part later this year.
We wish everyone taking part, good weather, warm water, strong legs and we look forward to seeing you at the finish on the blue track!
CLUB TRAINING:  Details here...
SWIM:  There will be NO Canal swim this Saturday due to the Duathlon taking place.
BIKE:  Next Thursday we will do a mountain bike ride from the Point Virgin Active at 06:00.
RUN:  Track will be at the Green Point Cricket Club on Tuesday morning at 06:00 and on Thursday afternoon at 18:00. There will be no track on Wednesday the 27th, as it is a public holiday.
Club Time Trial:  Due to the public holiday next week, our monthly club time trial has been postponed to the following week.  We will once again have awesome prizes from New Balance and Kelfords.  Details will follow next week.
EVENTS:  Details here...
The Arabella Challenge is a two day Mountain Bike Stage Race out in Arabella, Kleinmond.  This event takes place this weekend and there is also a trail run forming part of the event. 
Other events this weekend include; the Weskus Marathon & Half, taking place in Langebaan on Saturday; the Ewe Rock Trail Run, taking place in Worcester on Saturday; and the Dirtopia Autumn Trail Run, taking place on the Knorhoek Wine Estate on Sunday.
On Wednesday, Freedom Day, there is the Muizenberg Monster Beach Run and the Model Sport 10 Km Road Run out in Worcester.
Next Sunday is the Constantia Valley Trail Run, offering 21 Km, 11.5 Km and 4.5 Km routes.  ATC and Embark will be out there in full force and we will set up the gazebos in the finish area.  Entries for this event close on 24 April.  There are no late entries on the day of the event.
Enjoy the Weekend!